The Law Library is open to all Northeastern University students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae. Students from area law schools and universities whose institutions are members of the New England Law Library Consortium or the Boston Library Consortium may use the library upon presentation of a valid identification card from their individual institution. Borrowing privileges are extended to all members of the Northeastern University community and to those patrons with a valid Boston Library Consortium card.
The law library is open to the general public from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Persons wishing to use the law library for research purposes after 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and during the weekend must present proper identification at the Richardson Plaza entrance. Any of the following forms of identification is sufficient to gain access to the building:
Northeastern University students and alumni/ae may borrow circulating materials for a 28 day period with one renewal allowed. Faculty may borrow most materials for a full quarter. The library does not impose fines upon members of the School of Law community; however it does charge for lost books. All library books must be returned and lost book charges paid before students are allowed to graduate.
A number of items within the law library’s collection may not be checked out of the library. These include all state and federal primary materials, legal periodicals, citators, digests, loose-leaf services, encyclopedias, and reference sources.
Frequently used materials are kept on reserve. Included among these are course materials, hornbooks, nutshells, selected treatises and casebooks, legal research and writing materials, computer aids and videotapes.
There are many items which have been flagged as high use. Please be considerate and return these items promptly.
Reserve material may be checked out for two hours with a valid student identification card. Many reserve materials may also be checked out overnight within two hours of library closing. Overnight materials must be returned the following day within one hour of opening. Borrowers who repeatedly fail to return reserve materials within these time frames will have their circulation privileges revoked for the remainder of the quarter.